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New paper on assessing Symbiodinium diversity in scleractinian corals via next-generation sequencing

7/23/2014
In this publication replicated data generated from isoclonal Symbiodinium cultures showed that all genomes contained numerous, yet mostly rare, ITS2 sequence variants. We developed an Operational Taxonomic Unit (OTU)-based pipeline for Symbiodinium ITS2 diversity typing to provisionally resolve ecologically discrete entities from intragenomic variation.
We conclude that by analyzing Symbiodinium populations in an OTU-based framework, we can improve objectivity, comparability, and simplicity when assessing ITS2 diversity in field-based studies